Students urged to take valuables

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Crime news

Students are being urged not to leave ‘gifts’ for criminals this Christmas by following some easy crime prevention tips before they head home for the festive break.

The Neighbourhood Policing Teams at Lancaster University are asking those going home for the Christmas and New Year period to take a number of precautions that could prevent them falling victim to crime while they are away.

PC Ben Rooke, one of the dedicated officers for the Lancaster University campus, said: “Leaving items, like your TV or computer equipment, in your university accommodation, especially if it is out on show, is like leaving a gift for a criminal.

“Coming back to university and finding your flat has been broken into is not the best start to the New Year – so take a few moments to protect both yourself and your personal property from criminals.”




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